Ivory Hall was named in memory of Sgt. Maj. Lacey B. Ivory, who worked as the senior enlisted military assistant in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Strickland Hall honors Sgt. Maj. Larry L. Strickland, who was the senior enlisted adviser to the deputy chief of staff for personnel.
The complex, which includes eight three-story dormitory-style buildings, will provide several hundred soldiers and noncommissioned officers with amenities that were not common a generation ago. Each quarters includes private bathrooms, a kitchenette and private bedrooms. The buildings also have laundry facilities, a lobby and a television/recreation area.
The wives of Ivory and Strickland told the crowd that they were pleased that Fort Meade was honoring their husbands' lives.